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Lakers Find AD a Running Mate, Magic Swing For The Fences Adding Russ, Hawks Recoup Draft Capital


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Hawks

Hawks

+2 players ($18.3m) +1 pick,
Cap Impact - $5.2M
  • Patrick Beverley
    Patrick Beverley
    PG, 6' 1", 1.74 LEBRON
    Primary Ball Handler

    $13.0M

    1yr

    14
  • Kendrick Nunn

    RT

    Kendrick Nunn
    PG, 6' 2", -0.52 LEBRON
    Recently Traded | Secondary Ball Handler

    $5.2M

    1yr

    14
  • draft-pick-player

    2027 - Round 1

    14

+2  Wins

+24.12  MPG

+1.06  Off.

-0.97  Def.

Lakers

Lakers

+4 players ($65.4m),
Cap Impact + $86K
  • Terrence Ross
    Terrence Ross
    SG, 6' 6", -4.59 LEBRON
    Secondary Ball Handler

    $11.5M

    1yr

    22
  • Gary Harris
    Gary Harris
    SG, 6' 4", -1.96 LEBRON
    Stationary Shooter

    $13.0M

    2yrs

    22
  • Jonathan Isaac
    Jonathan Isaac
    PF, 6' 11"

    $17.4M

    3yrs

    22
  • John Collins
    John Collins
    PF, 6' 9", 1.14 LEBRON
    Versatile Big

    $23.5M

    4yrs

    1

-6  Wins

-58.45  MPG

-4.54  Off.

-1.10  Def.

Magic

Magic

+1 player ($47.1m) +1 pick,
Cap Impact + $5.1M
  • Russell Westbrook
    Russell Westbrook
    PG, 6' 3", -1 LEBRON
    Shot Creator

    $47.0M

    1yr

    14
  • draft-pick-player

    2029 - Round 1

    14

+4  Wins

+34.33  MPG

+3.48  Off.

+2.07  Def.


Atlanta Hawks x Los Angeles Lakers | Trade Explanation

The Hawks parted with significant draft capital in order to land Murray. Recouping some of it could improve their trade flexibility moving forward. The pick they’re landing here happens to be especially valuable. Teams around the league will covet a distant first from an aging, declining Los Angeles Lakers squad.

Of course, the Lakers are trying to stave off decline with this deal. Collins could easily be this team’s new starting 4 alongside Anthony Davis. After all, this is a Lakers team that can’t afford for things to stay the same.


Los Angeles Lakers x Orlando Magic | Trade Explanation

No matter Orlando’s approach to the play-in tournament, they should at least swing for the fences by trying to acquire Russell Westbrook. Regardless of whether they decide to keep the seasoned point guard, Orlando might develop into an interesting destination for Russ. The Magic could also receive an unprotected first-round pick from the Los Angeles Lakers as part of a potential deal. In exchange, Orlando will just part with veterans who don’t match the team’s long-term timeline.


The Los Angeles Lakers Starting Lineup After The Trade

PG Dennis Schroder

SG Lonnie Walker IV

SF LeBron James

PF John Collins

C Thomas Bryant


The Los Angeles Lakers Bench Rotation After The Trade

(Jonathan Isaac - Reserve)

PG Austin Reaves

SG Gary Harris

SF Terrence Ross

PF Troy Brown Jr.

C Wenyen Gabriel


The Orlando Magic Bench Rotation After The Trade

PG Russell Westbrook

SG Jalen Suggs

SF Caleb Houstan

PF Bol Bol

C Moe Wagner


The Atlanta Hawks Bench Rotation After The Trade

(Kendrick Nunn - Reserve)

PG Patrick Beverley

SG Bogdan Bogdanovic

SF AJ Griffin

PF Justin Holiday

C Onyeka Okongwu



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